Overall, Android continues to lead the smartphone market in the U.S., with 48 percent of smartphone owners saying they owned an Android OS device. Nearly a third (32.1%) of smartphone users have an Apple iPhone, and Blackberry owners represented another 11.6 percent of the smartphone market. Among recent acquirers who got their smartphone within the last three months, 48 percent of those surveyed in February said they chose an Android and 43 percent bought an iPhone.
iOS is catching up to Android, which stayed the same as on the previous report. RIM and WP7 are almost a rounding error (that one’s for you Mr. Ballmer). The iPhone 4S has been a record-breaking success, while we can not underestimate the iPhone 4 being sold at a $100, and the 3GS being free, the 4S has driven Apple’s market share recovery since October. I can not wait for this report next year. Imagine having the new iPhone (whatever it’s called), the 4S as a low-cost model ($100), and having the iPhone 4 (which is still a great phone) for free. I suspect the numbers are going to be just astronomical.